Midland Credit Management Hit with Abusive Debt Collection Lawsuit

A Philadelphia resident has filed an illegal debt collection lawsuit against Midland Credit Management, Midland Funding, and Encore Capital Group for violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). Midland Funding is a debt buyer, and Midland Credit Management collects debt… Read More »

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Arthritis Drug Arthrotec Linked to Stevens Johnson Syndrome

The arthritis medication Arthotec has been linked to a life-threatening drug reaction called Stevens Johnson Syndrome, putting drug maker Pfizer in the hot seat for failure to warn. Stevens Johnson Syndrome is an autoimmune disorder. More specifically, it’s a hypersensitivity disorder. With... Read More »

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Medtronic Seeks Dismissal of 21 Infuse Bone Graft Lawsuits

The judge overseeing the Medtronic Infuse bone graft litigation is considering a motion by Medtronic Inc. to throw out 21 lawsuits. Medtronic has argued that the 21 cases alleging problems with the company's Infuse Bone Graft System were preempted by an earlier court ruling.... Read More »

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Morcellator Maker Threatens Legal Action Against Critic

The practice of powered morcellation, a type of surgical procedure, has come under increasing scrutiny from the press, medical community, and government regulators. Within this climate of concern, the maker of one powered morcellator has made legal threats towards a vocal critic... Read More »

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Judge Certifies U.S. Bank Force-Placed Insurance Class Action Lawsuit

A force-placed insurance class action lawsuit involving plaintiffs from 40 different states was recently granted class certification by a federal judge and will continue with its litigation against lender U.S. Bank. The plaintiff and the Class allege that U.S. Bank was receiving illegal… Read More »

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Lipitor Diabetes Lawsuit Joins Larger Legal Action

A Kentucky woman filed a Lipitor lawsuit and joined the mass legal action against Pfizer, alleging that the heart disease drug can cause type-2 diabetes, particularly in older women. Plaintiff Jeannine Roy explained in her Lipitor lawsuit that she began taking the drug in... Read More »

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$3B Award in Actos Bladder Cancer Case Upheld

A Louisiana federal judge last month upheld an Actos bladder cancer verdict that resulted in $3 billion in punitive damages assessed to pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly & Co. This landmark Actos personal injury lawsuit demonstrated that both companies involved in co-promotion can be held... Read More »

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Mesothelioma Survival Found to Be Tied to Early Discovery

The British Journal of Cancer published a study this month about survival rates of patients with mesothelioma that showed the key is not treatment options but early detection. That is contrary to previous medical theories. Mesothelioma is a rare and often deadly form... Read More »

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Minn. Man Files Unum Lawsuit for Wrongful Claim Denial

A Minnesota man has filed a disability insurance lawsuit against Unum Life Insurance Company of America for allegedly using bad faith insurance practices to deny his disability benefits. Plaintiff Douglas Lenhart had been previously employed by Safety-Kleen Systems Inc. as a vacuum sales... Read More »

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AndroGel Stroke Lawsuit Filed by Tenn. Man

A Tennessee consumer has filed a testosterone product lawsuit against AndroGel manufacturer AbbVie Inc. after he allegedly suffered a stroke after using the testosterone gel. Plaintiff Larry Burk, 67, was prescribed AndroGel by his physician to manage a low testosterone (Low-t) condition. Burk used... Read More »

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GM Proposes Consolidating GM Ignition Switch Lawsuits

The litigation over General Motor's ignition switch problems is being consolidated in federal court as part of a process to streamline the legal system under a proposal from GM. General Motor's legal counsel has released a letter to a federal court judge proposing... Read More »

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Thousands of Stomach Stapling Surgery Complications Reported

Stomach stapling surgery, a type of last-resort weight loss surgery, could be even riskier due to alleged problems with surgical staples. In gastric bypass surgery, the stomach is effectively made smaller, making patients feel satiated with less food. In stomach staple surgery,... Read More »

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